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Gravitational waves astronomy

Gabriela González Lousiana State University, LIGO Collaboration, VIRGO collaboration
Conference Hall, IQFR-CSIC
Serrano 119
Free access until seating is completed.
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The first detection of gravitational waves in 2015 by the LIGO detectors, coming from the merger of black holes more than a billion years ago, was followed by several other signals from black holes.In 2017, the merger of neutron stars was detected by LIGO and Virgo detectors and by the Fermi telescope, and was followed by many electromagnetic observations. A new era of gravitational wave astrophysics has started with very bright prospects for the future.We will describe the details of the latest discoveries and the exciting prospects for more detections in the next years.